Born in Ghana,named Alfred Jonas Dowuona-Hammond Jnr. The 7th born child of a Politician in Ghana's first Republic, Jonas (bibi) Hammond started playing drums and singing in school bands by the age of 10. Electric bass guitar by the age of 18 . Has worked as a composer, arranger,Producer and musician all over the West African coast, England,Arabia and Germany.Lives in Berlin since 1986. Set up in 2006 ,"Zaria Music Label" ,.Has Produced among others the fabled "Godfather of Nubian music" Ali hassan kuban, the Sudanese "Henna Queen" Setona, Guy Warren (Divine Drummer) and his son Glenn Ghanababa Warren.Also composed/produced for Werkstatt der Kulturen the music and history CD " 1884 ", Gilbert Abdourahmane Diop's  "CHERIE COCO " CD. Worked as a bassplayer with Jean Paul Bourelly ( Boom Bop Band ) and the "3 KINGS" (JeanPaul Bourelly,Jonas Bibi Hammond, Marlon Browden). Also peforms with Waldemar Bastos.The " JAMESTOWN CD, was released on the 28th October 2011, and features Jonas Hammond as a Singer/ Multi Instrumentalist, on Drums, Bass, Keyboards, Lead Vocals, Guitars on almost all the tracks.All titles were recorded, mixed and Produced by Jonas Hammond at Zaria Music "Rooftop Studios".